Our Heat Smart Kit gives families the tools they need to stay warm affordably.
Winter is a time of cold uncertainty for families who struggle to pay their bills. Those without adequate bedding typically turn up the heat, putting a further squeeze on an already-tight budget. Turning the heat down just seven to eight degrees can reduce their energy bill by up to 10%. But that doesn’t have to mean shivering all night.
Our Heat Smart Kit gives families the tools they need to stay warm affordably and encourages lower thermostat settings at the same time. It helps them change heating behavior, reduce their energy demand, and save money. It’s a simple idea with a HUGE impact.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates the average household with oil heat uses 730 gallons of oil per year. At a current price of $2.50 per gallon, by using our kit and reducing demand by 10%, a family could save nearly $200 a year.
And while our end goal is to help families, along the way our program helps:
Promoting energy efficiency measures like ours can help address our common environmental and energy problems in the future.